People: Sep. 16, 1985

The style may not take hold right away with the couturiers of New Bond Street. But Britain's intrepid Diana, 24, was fetching nonetheless in a bright orange survival suit and hard hat as she spent three hours last week inspecting Forties Charlie Platform, a giant offshore oil rig located 110 miles off Aberdeen, Scotland, in the frigid and fogbound waters of the North Sea. Seems that Husband Charles visited a British Petroleum rig earlier this year, and the oil company heard through the royal grapevine that Di was disappointed not to have been included. A BP helicopter was dispatched to Balmoral...

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